Pilot killed in helicopter crash into Yorkshire field

A pilot has been killed in a helicopter crash in North Yorkshire and there were no other passengers, North Yorkshire police have said.

Thursday, 31st May 2018, 10:16 am
Updated Thursday, 31st May 2018, 10:22 am
Police at the scene of the crash.

Rescue services were called to the scene near Aldborough, Boroughbridge at around 1.20pm on Wednesday to reports of a helicopter crashing into a field.

"We are working with the Air Accidents Investigation Branch and the Civil Aviation Authority to establish what the cause of that crash was."

Mr Hannan said when officers arrived on the scene the helicopter was on fire, and that efforts are being made to establish where it was going.

He added: "It was one fatality, no passengers."

He said: "The emergency services (including) ourselves, the ambulance service and the fire service, all attended, as did the air ambulance.

"We will be working through the night with those other agencies to establish who the pilot was."

They said hoses were being used to "damp down the scene."